Last Game: Capital One Cup
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Aston Villa have won just one of their last six Premier League home games against Sunderland going into their latest clash this weekend.
Dick Advocaat says Sunderland are still feeling the consequences from a history of buying and "lower than average players".
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Ola Toivonen has been included in the Sunderland squad to face Aston Villa after signing on a season-long loan from French side Rennes.
Dick Advocaat admitted he was worried by Sunderland's inability to defend crosses after their 6-3 Capital One Cup win over Exeter.